Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Happy Birthday To Me

That's right folks it's my birthday! Whoop Whoop. The big "39" can't believe it. It came so quick I can't believe June is almost over. And the year for that fact. Here is a run down on what happened in my year of birth.

How Much things cost in 1971
Yearly Inflation Rate USA 4.3%
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 890
Average Cost of new house $25,250.00
Average Income per year $10,600.00
Average Monthly Rent $150.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 40 cents
Datsun 1200 Sports Coupe $1,866.00
United States postage Stamp 8 cents
Ladies 2 piece knit suites $9.98
Movie Ticket $1.50 

Sylmar earthquake hits the San Fernando Valley area of California.
The Voting Age in the United States is lowered to 18 yrs old when the 26th Amendment to the US constition is ratified

  • Led Zeppelin releases their untitled fourth album
  • Jim Morrison of The Doors found dead in bath tub in Paris
Popular Films
  • Love Story
  • Summer of '42
  • Ryan's Daughter
  • The Owl and the Pussycat
  • The Aristocats
  • Carnal Knowledge
  • The Andromeda Strain
  • The French Connection
Popular Musicians and songs
  • James Taylor
  • The Doors
  • Bob Dylan
  • Tony Orlando and Dawn with " Knock Three Times "
  • Janis Joplin with " Me and Bobby Mcgee "
  • The Who
  • Mungo Jerry
  • John Lennon
  • The Jackson 5
  • Ike and Tina Turner
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Rod Stewart with " Maggie Mae "
  • The Osmonds
  • Michael Jackson
  • The Rolling Stones with " Brown Sugar " 

Popular TV Programmes
  • All My Children
  • Mary Tyler Moore
  • McCloud
  • The Odd Couple
  • The Partridge Family 
* Taken from What Happened in 1971*

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